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Today's date is Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Arts and Cultural events
 September 2017
Thursday 21
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow: Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour Website | More Information
Slow your day down by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise, where you focus on your breathing, in this tour you allow your mind to settle on the artwork on display.

The 45-minute session involves close looking of selected pieces of artworks with the themes of empathy and compassion, followed by an informal discussion.
Saturday 23
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Let's Meet at LWAG : For visitors living with Alzheimer's Website | More Information
Join us for an engaging tour of the exhibition Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. The tour is designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories.

Partners or carers are welcome.

Refreshments provided.

14:00 - EVENT - Can Touch This Tour : For visitors with visual impairment Website | More Information
Join us for an engaging tour of the exhibition Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. The tour is designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories.

Partners or carers are welcome.

Refreshments provided.
Monday 25
18:00 - EVENT - Post-Memory: You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly Website | More Information
A multi-media peformance and discussion with artists Mayu Kanamori and Terumi Narushima, Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellows.

Performance maker Mayu Kanamori and artist Terumi Narushima present a live performance of their work You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly.

A multi-media presentation with piano accompaniment, Butterfly tells the story of Okin, a Japanese prostitute who travelled to the goldfields in Western Australia in the late 19th century.

Following the performance, Mayu will present a brief lecture, discussing story-telling and memory-making in performance, and some of the issues of identity, heritage, and gender that this work addresses.

After the lecture, there will be time for audience Q&A and discussion with the artists.
Friday 29
19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Aldo Di Toro : West Australian Opera Distinguished Artist Lecture Series Website | More Information
As a young man, Aldo Di Toro made his debut in opera as Oronte in Alcina for West Australian Opera at the Festival of Perth. He has sung with all the major opera companies in Australia, making his Opera Australia debut in 2007 singing Alfredo (La Traviata). Now living in Italy and performing internationally, Aldo di Toro returns to Perth to perform Edgardo in West Australian Opera’s forthcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor.

In this WAO Distinguished Artists Lecture Series, don't miss this opportunity to hear Aldo talk about his experience working with directors and preparing roles for the world’s stages.

Entry is free - bookings essential

RSVP to [email protected]

 October 2017
Monday 02
9:00 - Children's Activities - October School Holiday Chinese Cultural Activities for Children : Creative, affordable, interesting and educational activities for primary school children aged 6-12 years during October school holidays Website | More Information
Join us for a week of hands-on holiday fun this October school holidays. Sign up for a morning, a full day or the entire week – every day will be different. Each morning children can take part in a different Chinese cultural activity - bracelet making, lantern painting and decoration, paper cutting and poster making, kite making and decoration, fan painting and decoration.

In the afternoons children will enjoy time outdoors playing Chinese games, learning Tai Chi, and burning off some energy on the lawn in front of our building.

Toward the end of each day the children can wind down watching a Chinese film or cartoon and then learning a few words of Chinese while talking together about the show.

Our staff all have professional teaching expertise, special artistic skills and official Working With Children check certification.

These activities will be happening in the mornings: Monday, 2 October – Chinese bracelet making Tuesday, 3 October – Chinese lantern painting and decoration Wednesday, 4 October – Chinese paper cutting and poster making Thursday, 5 October – Chinese kite making and decoration Friday, 6 October – Chinese fan painting and decoration

Cost $50 per child for full day (including all activity materials, bottled water, morning and afternoon-tea snack) OR $20 per child for morning activity only (including all activity materials, bottled water, and morning-tea snack)

Book online : trybooking.com/SBCG (Only 20 places per day offered)
Friday 06
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert : UWA Voice Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School of Music! This week's concert presents the UWA Vocal students performing solo works for piano and voice. Free entry - no bookings required.

17:00 - EVENT - [email protected] : UWA String Orchestra & The Darlington Ensemble: Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Website | More Information
[email protected] offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts, informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us this week for a special performance by the UWA String Orchestra accompanied by The Darlington Chamber Ensemble!

17:00 - EVENT - Light the Night - Perth : Leukaemia Foundation's annual fundraising walk to help more Australians beat blood cancer by improving survival rates and quality of life. Website | More Information
Today another 35 Australians will be told they have blood cancer.

In this darkest moment, they are not alone.

By raising money and carrying a lantern at Light the Night you can light the way for them and support the Leukaemia Foundation.

Together we can provide support and services to beat their blood cancer.

Join us for an inspiring lantern walk on campus.

It will be an evening for the whole family with plenty of entertainment & food stalls available.

Register now on the website.

#LightheNightAU

18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Exhibition Launch - Batavia: Giving Voice to the Voiceless + Being Tiwi Website | More Information
Join us for the opening of u to the opening of two new exhibitions at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery: BATAVIA: GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS and BEING TIWI.

FREE to attend. RSVP via the link.

BATAVIA: Following new discoveries by researchers from the University of Western Australia into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as reinterpreted by Paul Uhlmann and Robert Cleworth. Includes works by: Paul Uhlmann, Robert Cleworth, Alistair Paterson, Daniel Franklin, Paul Bourke, Jeremy Green, Corioli Souter, Jan Andriesse, Maarten de Kroon.

BEING TIWI: Celebrates the iconography, stories and culture of contemporary art from the Tiwi Islands. Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Works by: Timothy Cook, Raelene Kerinauia, Maria Josette Orsto, Eddie Puruntatameri, Nina Puruntatameri, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, Giovanni Tipungwuti, Bede Tungutalum, Pedro Wonaeamirri.

This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.
Saturday 07
10:00 - SYMPOSIUM - BATAVIA (1629): giving voice to the voiceless Website | More Information
When the Dutch East India vessel Batavia was wrecked on Morning Reef in the Abrolhos Islands in June 1629, none of the more than 300 people on board could have imagined the enduring historical impact of this maritime disaster and its bloody aftermath. Those events have inspired a multitude of books, several documentaries for television and radio, a musical, an opera, and numerous art works and exhibitions.

This free public symposium is being held in conjunction with the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery exhibition BATAVIA (1629): giving voice to the voiceless. Co-hosted by the UWA Cultural Precinct and the Institute of Advanced Studies, this is an opportunity to hear from artists whose work is displayed in the exhibition and from a diverse group of experts who have played a key role in understanding those events of 1629.

Speakers include:

Robert Cleworth (Artist, New South Wales); Alec Coles OBE, CEO WA Museum; Dr Daniel Franklin (The University of Western Australia); Professor Jane Lydon (The University of Western Australia); Professor Alistair Paterson (The University of Western Australia); Corioli Souter (The University of Western Australia; Western Australian Museum); Dr Paul Uhlmann (Artist, Western Australia; Edith Cowan University); Arvi Wattel (The University of Western Australia).

10:00 - EVENT - Symposium - Batavia (1629): Giving Voice to the Voiceless Website | More Information
When the Dutch East India vessel Batavia was wrecked on Morning Reef in the Abrolhos Islands in June 1629, none of the more than 300 people on board could have imagined the enduring historical impact of this maritime disaster and its bloody aftermath. Those events have inspired a multitude of books, several documentaries for television and radio, a musical, an opera, and numerous art works and exhibitions.

This free public symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition Batavia: Giving voice to the voiceless. Discover more about the enduring historical impact of the maritime disaster of the wrecking of the Dutch East India vessel Batavia in the Abroholos Islands in 1629 through the eyes of artists, historians and archaeologists. It is also an opportunity to hear from artists whose work is displayed in the exhibition.

Co–hosted by the UWA Cultural Precinct and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Tuesday 10
13:00 - EVENT - Talking Allowed - Beauty in Unexpected Places: aesthetics and mathematics Website | More Information
Choices in mathematics are often made for aesthetic reasons: a degree of freedom is added here to preserve symmetry; a partial derivative is employed there because it establishes harmony and so on. The use of aesthetic considerations in mathematics hides a deep mystery. Mathematicians make progress by following their aesthetic instincts. Soon enough their mathematical results are picked up in physics and used to describe nature.

One striking example of contemporary relevance, is the use of results in number theory for cryptography. According to the number theorists G. H. Hardy, mathematicians pursuing results in number theory were producing art. This artistic endeavour seemed all but useless until it was picked up as the basis for cryptography and, subsequently, cyber security as we know it today (your home wi is protected by number theoretic cyphers, involving primes).

Is, then, the beauty of mathematics a guide to the truth? And if so, what implications does this have for our understanding of mathematical and artistic practice and their relationship to the scientific method?

‘Talking Allowed’ is a new series of presentations offered by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

19:00 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : A History of the Chinese in Western Australia More Information
About the talk

Gold was the lure for many Chinese coming to Australia. To many Australians the early Chinese came, found their fortune and returned home with full pockets. However this was not the case for the majority of early Chinese. When gold was found in the Swan River Colony, regulations limited Asians from gaining mining permits. There is so much more to the Chinese story prior to and after the discovery of gold.

This talk gives a brief background into the life of the early Chinese in WA and then takes a journey through Karrakatta Cemetery to reveal some untold stories.

About the Speaker

Kaylene Poon is a third generation Australian-born Chinese. Northbridge was her childhood stamping ground, as her parents took over the only Chinese grocery shop in James Street in 1954. Being next door to the Chung Wah Hall meant her father was instrumental in assisting many elderly Chinese living out their final days, far from family and loved ones.

Currently Kaylene is the Local History Officer for the City of Melville, based at the Wireless Hill Museum. She previously worked for the WA Museum at the History (the former Lunatic Asylum) and the Maritime Museums. In 1999 together with the National Trust she assisted in the development of an educational package for secondary and primary students and for a decade offered interactive visits to the Chung Wah and James Street.

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Wednesday 11
19:30 - EVENT - The Sydney International Piano Competition presents: Konstantin Shamray in Recital More Information
Join the Sydney International Piano Competition’s 40th Anniversary celebrations with an electrifying national recital tour by Russian pianist, Konstantin Shamray. Konstantin is the first and only competitor in the 40 years of the Competition to win both the First and People’s Choice Prizes, in addition to six other prizes. He will perform for one night only in WA with program highlights including Mozart, Chopin, Bartok and Tchaikovsky.

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=257849 $55 Adults $49 Concessions $20 Students
Thursday 12
9:00 - EVENT - UWA Music presents: Konstantin Shamray Masterclass More Information
Join Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray as he works with talented UWA Piano students.

11:00 - EVENT - Big Draw at UWA Website | More Information
Research has shown the many benefits of drawing as a life skill for children and adults alike. During October, explore your creativity by taking part in a worldwide drawing festival – featuring workshops, talks, VR and drawing activities.

Events will include: Drawing workshops and activities, Virtual Reality (VR) drawing sessions using Tilt Brush, performance drawing events, residencies, talks and seminars, installations and more.

20:00 - EVENT - UWA Music presents: American Legends : Piñata Percussion with ANAM & Jan Williams More Information
Legendary American percussionist Jan Williams joins forces with UWA’s Piñata Percussion ensemble and the percussionists of the Australian National Academy of Music (VIC) for American Legends, an amazing journey of contemporary American masterworks.

Jan Williams is one of the most significant figures in the world of contemporary percussion. His collaborations with leading twentieth century composers John Cage, American maverick Lou Harrison and Pulitzer prizewinner Elliott Carter have influenced contemporary music worldwide.

Tickets: https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/american-legends/

$24 Adults | Concessions $19
Friday 13
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert : UWA Piano featuring Shuan Hern Lee Website | More Information
Be transported form the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School of Music! This week's concert presents the UWA Piano students performing designated works, along with a special performance by Shuan Hern Lee!

17:00 - EVENT - [email protected] : Guitar Plus! Website | More Information
[email protected] offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts, informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us this week for performances by the UWA Guitar students!

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